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peteb2:
This is ridiculous in my eyes. Suddenly i can't even get to this website thanks to the employer's new Security deployed by the muppets of the IT dept. It's ok to use Facebook or Tick-Tok God forbid but too bad if i want to do a study refresher on (as example) Digilent's site in my lunch hour... So i got to thinking. Has anyone had this BS dumped on them with no solution forth-coming anytime soon and is there a website that offers modifying a web-address URL you provide & they add a FAKED https certificate so it will appear cos-ha and complaint & i can get back to being able to do my work.... (yes i'm well pissed off).

jpanhalt:
How about putting that proposition directly to your employer; then quit, if it doesn't meet your demands?

Ian.M:
https://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google-As-a-Proxy

janoc:
If your employer is doing this then proxy services are most likely banned/blocked too. Never mind the potential security issues with the proxies (like accidentally sending your credentials to a third party) and exposing yourself to a potential firing offense for attempting to circumvent the policy.

If you have a legitimate interest/need to access the website, ask your IT to have it unblocked. Even though if your IT is this clueless and blocks all non-https traffic for whatever reason (that has to break half of the internet as a lot of things even on https websites are loaded from unencrypted http sources ...), I wouldn't have much hope there.

My previous job had the FortiGuard spyware/censorware forced on us because of sharing the network connection with some government offices which used it. I can feel your pain. But "going outside the channels" and circumventing it is only going to get you fired when (not if) you get caught sooner or later.

nali:
Yeah we employed a really anal IT manager who stamped his authority on just about everything including the LAN web proxy and it was actively interfering with my job.

So.. I noticed that proxy URL was a script. Downloaded said script which basically selected a different proxy according to country (we were a smallish multinational), so I tried a couple of other proxies and found one which worked OK for me.

Worked fine and I completely forgot about it until same IT manager used my laptop for something we were working on together... I got a mild bollocking  ;D

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